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Purpose and People

Purpose and People 

Our purpose is Reimagining Seafood to Nourish Life.

Our secret to success is simple. It’s our people. 

High Liner Foods employs over 1100 people in Canada, the United States, China, Iceland and Thailand. We believe in building a high-performance organization by investing in our people. We are focused on developing future leaders from within, fostering individual capacity for leadership with personalized training and development plans for all employees.  

  • Our Executive Leadership Team

    Paul Jewer Headshot
    Paul Jewer, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D
    Interim Chief Executive Officer

    Paul was appointed as Interim Chief Executive Officer in September 2023. Previous to that he served as the Company's Chief Financial Officer, since February 2014, and continues to oversee this function. 

    Prior to joining High Liner Foods in 2014, Paul was CFO with Sobeys Inc., a leading Canadian grocery and food distributor. He is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA) and began his career with Ernst & Young LLP providing audit, tax, valuation and business advisory services for a variety of clients in various business sectors. Prior to joining Sobeys Inc. in 2003, he held a number of progressively senior finance positions in the technology sector.

    Paul graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Acadia University. In 1997 he received his Chartered Accountant's designation.  

    Paul is an Honorary Governor of the Board of Governors of Acadia University, having completed a seven year term as Chair of the Board. Paul is also past Chair of the Board of Governors of the Halifax Grammar School and is a member of the Advisory Board of FM Global Canada. Paul is a director of Sport Nova Scotia holding the position of Vice Chair Finance.

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    Tim Rorabeck
    Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs & General Counsel

    Tim joined the High Liner Foods team in 2012 and is actively involved in corporate development initiatives for the Company, as well as being responsible for legal, insurance, tax and environmental matters.

    Prior to joining the High Liner Foods team Tim worked in a similar capacity for Clarke Inc., a diversified investment holding company based in Halifax, Canada. Tim holds a Bachelor of Arts from Queen's University, a Masters of Philosophy from Cambridge University, and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa. He was admitted to the Bar in Ontario in 2001 and to the Nova Scotia Bar in 2004. Tim is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society.

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    Anthony Rasetta
    Chief Commercial Officer

    Anthony joined High Liner Foods in July 2021 as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). In this capacity, Anthony oversees the sales, marketing and innovation functions of the business. 

    Prior to joining High Liner Foods, Anthony held a variety of cross functional leadership roles at Mondelez International where he led customer and category development, revenue growth management and sales strategy and planning.

    Through the course of his career, Anthony has launched market innovations across the grocery aisles and is a skilled strategist driven by a passion for consumer brands.

    Anthony started his career at Kraft Foods Inc. and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business in Toronto.

    Johanne McNally Myers Headshot
    Johanne McNally Myers
    Executive Vice President, Human Resources

     Johanne joined High Liner Foods in April 2019 as Vice President, Human Resources after providing consulting services to the Company since June 2018 and was promoted to Executive Vice President, Human Resources in July 2021. Johanne leads the HR team, oversees HR strategy to drive a high-performance culture and employee engagement, and ensures HR programs support achievement of the Company’s business objectives.

    Johanne brings with her over 28 years of HR experience working for Canadian icons such as Tim Hortons Inc. and the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC).  

    Johanne holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from York University, Ontario. She is an advisory board member for Helping Hands Healthcare and a volunteer at the Trillium Health Partners Mississauga Hospital.

    Tom Jansen
    Tom Jansen
    Chief Supply Chain Officer

    Tom Jansen joined High Liner Foods in September 2023 as Chief Supply Chain Officer and leads the global end-to-end supply chain strategy and activities for the organization including procurement, manufacturing, quality assurance, transportation, and warehousing.

    Prior to joining High Liner Foods, Tom served as Senior Vice President, Ontario Division for Atlantic Packaging and also held senior operating roles in a number of organizations including American Iron and Metal, J.D. Irving, Whirlpool Corporation, A.T Kearney, Lafarge, and McKinsey & Company.

    Tom has deep expertise in global procurement and supply chains across a range of sectors and will bring a unique strategic lens to HLF supporting High Liner’s customers’ needs across North America.

    Tom earned his BA at McGill University, his MSc & MA at Georgetown University and his MMBA through McKinsey & Company.